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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, an international consortium of genomic scientists and bioinformaticians known as the GRC, or Genome Reference Consortium, discusses ways it intends to 'modernize' reference genome assemblies. Members of the GRC this week discuss issues related to genome assembly quality and management.

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